NovAtel’s GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT®) was selected for the United Kingdom’s Type 26 Frigates to meet a requirement as part of a protected navigation system. These vessels are 21st Century warships replacing the Type 23 Frigate as the workhorse of the British Fleet, undertaking the Royal Navy’s three core roles – warfighting, maritime security, and international engagement – on the world stage.
“The selection of GAJT for the Type 26 Frigates is the result of cooperation between Drumgrange, with its proven track record for rapid realisation of demanding defense design tasks, and Forsberg Services, an established navigation systems company and NovAtel dealer whose high-quality manufacturing was instrumental to the project.”
Peter Soar, Business Development Manager, Military and Defense of NovAtel said, adding,
“GAJT is in use operationally and has been shipped to 16 allied nations around the globe. We are grateful for the rigorous technology selection process conducted which led to this choice.”
GAJT protects GPS-based navigation and precise timing receivers from intentional jamming and accidental interference, ensuring that the satellite signals necessary to compute position and time are always available. It is a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) product, and comes in versions suitable for land, sea, fixed installations and smaller platforms such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Warships, military vehicles and platforms, networks and timing infrastructure can all benefit from the protection that GAJT provides. There is no need to replace GPS receivers already installed, as GAJT works with civil and military receivers including SAASM and M-Code.
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Forsberg are proud to have been supporting Exercise Joint Warrior in Cape Wrath, Scotland.
Exercise Joint Warrior is the largest military exercise in Europe, bringing together the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army, as well as forces from 14 other nations. This UK-led Tri service, multinational exercise involved 3,725 Military personnel, 58 Aircraft and 16 Warships. Taking place over two weeks, the exercise ran through a range of scenarios, including crisis and conflict situations.
Forsberg’s Precision Targeting Software MANTIS is designed to Process, Exploit and Disseminate (PED) Situational Awareness (SA) across the battlespace, utilising smart filtering functionality optimised for available communications channels, from HF, via VHF/UHF to WLAN.
Forsberg’s Matt Harbinson said:
“Exercise Joint Warrior was a fantastic opportunity to be able to showcase our Precision Targeting Software aligned to a number of in-service platforms. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a prestigious exercise and support digital fires.”
Forsberg have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating our commitment to supporting those who serve, have served and their families. We recognise the value serving personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families, contribute to our business and our country.
As an Armed Forces friendly organisation, Forsberg have pledged to support the employment of veterans through valuing and recognising the skills and qualifications gained during service when recruiting for the company. We will utilise specialist recruitment agencies who are supporting veterans as well as providing training and career progression for those who join our team. Forsberg already have a number of former military personnel within key sales, technical, and management roles. We look forward to continuing to demonstrate this commitment and supporting UK forces.